Training Yourself for Path-Independent Decision Making
Walking on the other side of the street.
Path-dependence is a phenomenon that we are all familiar with, even if the term itself is foreign to you. In short, you are path-dependent when your first decision has a disproportionate and lingering impact on your second decision, and so on, and so on.
We naturally have inertia when it comes to our decisions. We need reasons to deviate from our current path, even…